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A Place To Live In - Wilton Ivie

Author: Wilton Ivie - Technocracy Inc.
Keywords: Technical Alliance; Energy Accounting; environment; ecology; Price System; Wilton Ivie; sustainability; Howard Scott; Marion King Hubbert; Technate Design; Technocracy; Technocracy Study Course; TNAT
Language: English
Collection: opensource


Wilton lvie - A Place To Live In - Technocracy Digest, Nov. 1955

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The haphazard effort now being made to house the population of North America reeks with all the commercial rot that characterizes nearly everything we do under the Price System. In housing, as in other things, the game is to ream the consumer for all he has plus all he can borrow.

At present, the socio-business pressures are directed toward larger, more elegant, and more gadgeted houses, with more spacious lots, and situated at greater distances from town. Thus, the social trend in housing is toward Suburbia, except for one thing - the cost, both individual and social. To provide a high standard of housing for all North Americans requires a social strategy which is in an opposite direction from that being pushed by business promotion.

Basic to all the other pursuits of the individual must be a dwelling which he can call home. Some types of 'homes' can be so burdensome and inconvenient as to constitute a drag on the life of the people living in them - they demand too much and provide too little. At its best, the home should provide the most in the way of comfort, conveniences, and facilities and demand the least in care, cost and worry. In providing the best for all the people, Technocracy's design for housing far surpasses anything else that has ever been proposed. It is here, ready and waiting to be put into effect as soon as enough people on this Continent get tired and disgusted with their struggles under the Price System.

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Wilton Ivie (1907–1969) was an American entomologist, who described Arachnida-species. (spiders). He was employed by the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Wilton Ivie: B.S., M.S. in biology from University of Utah. Member of Technocracy since 1937. Served on the staff at CHQ as Director of Publications. He was the author of Comments on the News which appeared monthly in Technocratic Trendevents, and wrote numerous articles some under the pseudonym ``Techno Critic'', in addition to the numerous articles under his own name. For the last 9 years of his life he worked at the American Museum of Natural History. He died as a result of an auto accident on 8-Aug-1969. Taxons named in his honor: Iviella Lehtinen, 1967.

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Subject: Wilton Ivie and the concept of urbanates article from 1955
''The housing of the population, under technological administration, could be made much more convenient and comfortable than it is today; the side effects would be far less severe; and, at the same time, the individual and social cost could be greatly reduced.
Further, there would not be the distant and frantic commuting to and from the places of employment. But, business would not like it; the labor unions would not like it; and the service companies would complain.
For, the cost of construction, maintenance, and service would be only a fraction of that in the modern suburban dwellings.''
End quote Wilton Ivie.
Growth is king in a pricing system.
There are limits to growth and the destruction of natural resources.
Alternative ideas having been around for some time, may be finally getting some traction.
Probably this is so because the current 'growth system' is dysfunctional or not supportable any longer.

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